ZOLL AED Plus Case Studies

“Without immediate access to the AED, I would be dead.” Survivor Dale Bierschbach

“The cool thing is,” added Emily, “your training takes over, but in your mind you are freaking out. It is an out-of-body experience. I kept talking to myself, saying, ‘Oh my gosh, what is going on ? Calm down. You’re a powerhouse. You’ve got this. Calm down.’ People must have thought I was crazy.” Dale Returns to Working Out Within a few months after his cardiac arrest, Dale was back at the gym working out with a personal trainer. Following his bypass surgery, Dale had physical therapy, which he said has helped him identify safe parameters for exercise. He also wears a heart monitor when exercising, which makes him feel more confident. “I watch Dale like a hawk now,” said Emily. “I tell him, ‘I saved you and I don’t want to have to do it again, so take it easy.’ But he knows his limits.” Dale says, “I have developed more realistic goals and timelines for

was stabilized. He was then transferred to St. Joseph’s in Ann Arbor for cardiac treatment. Dale’s cardiologist requested the data from the AED so he could gain a better understanding of what happened to Dale’s heart. The data helped him determine that Dale needed a triple bypass. “The paramedics explained to me that Dale was dead,” Emily said. “If we hadn’t performed CPR and if the AED hadn’t been there to restart his heart, he would have remained dead. Dale had an erratic heart rhythm that only defibrillation and high-quality CPR could have helped. It was absolutely terrifying at the time.” Being a first responder, Emily knew the importance of AEDs. “Even if you aren’t confident on how to use an AED, it will tell you what to do. The AED Plus has pictures and it prompts you through the rescue. If something happens, you have peace of mind that it is there. My dad’s a paramedic and a firefighter, so I have observed that what can go wrong usually will go wrong. It’s always good to play it safe.” Dale also understands the significance of AEDs. “My rhythm did not return to normal with CPR alone,” he said. “It was only after the shock of the AED that my rhythm became stable enough to support life. Without immediate access to the AED, I would be dead. Thank God that Emily took the time to receive the training and didn’t allow fear to paralyze her.”

my exercise and health since realizing my human limitations. I use to be one of those aging men who tried to deny getting older. Now I accept that I am not 22 and bulletproof.”

The ZOLL AED Plus, the first and only Full-Rescue AED that provides Real CPR Help ® for depth and rate of chest compressions, audibly coaches rescuers with prompts that say “Push Harder” or “Good Compressions” during CPR.

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ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com. The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the chemicals and fibers, homes and construction materials, electronics, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals, diagnostic reagents, and nutritional products. With more than 25,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en. Copyright © 2012 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. AED Plus, Real CPR Help, and ZOLL are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Asahi Kasei is a registered trademark of Asahi Kasei Corporation All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. PN-257 091201 For more information on the ZOLL AED Plus, please call 800-804-4356 or go to www.zoll.com/aedplus.

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